Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Administered by Gettysburg National Military Park 97 Taneytown Road Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Located Gettysburg National Military Park Leister Farm field, southeast of Cyclorama Center Gettysburg Pennsylvania 17325
Dedicated Sept. 11, 1889
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania survey, 1995.
Image on file.
ELLICOTT / BUREAU BROS./BRONZE FOUNDERS. (On front of base:) 2D. PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY./ATTACHED TO PROVOST GUARD,/ARMY HEADQUARTERS./THE REGIMENT HELD THIS POSITION JULY 3RD./UNTIL THE CLOSE OF THE DAY WHEN IT CONDUCTED/3000 PRISONERS TO WESTMINSTER, MD. DETACH/-MENTS SERVED ON OTHER PARTS OF THE FIELD/DURING THE BATTLE. (On right side of base:) PC2/RECRUITED IN/PHILADELPHIA, LANCASTER, CENTRE,/NORTHAMPTON, CRAWFORD, BERKS,/TIOGA AND ARMSTRONG COUNTIES. (On back of base: list of regimental battle engagements) (On left side of base:) MUSTERED IN AUGUST - OCTOBER 1861./RE-ENLISTED DEC. 1863 - FEB. 1864./CONSOLIDATED WITH THE/20TH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY TO FORM THE/1ST PROVISIONAL PENNSYLVANIA/CAVALRY, JUNE 17TH 1865./MUSTERED OUT JULY 13TH 1865. (On left flank marker:) FRONT - L.F./2ND PA./CAV signed Founder's mark appears.
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A standing figure of a cavalryman pausing in the midst of reloading his rifle to scan the horizon for the enemy. He holds the rifle in his proper left hand and a bullet in his proper right hand. A sword hangs on his proper left side. The sculpture stands atop a square granite base adorned with bronze plaques depicting the Pennsylvania state seal, the Cavalry Corps insignia, and the army emblem. A left flank marker is located just to the south of the monument.